Mountains and Vineyards

Mountains and Vineyards

This route through the Okanagan and the Kootenay Rockies allows you to see some of the best parts of Southeast B.C, a place often missed by travellers so it’s always quiet and welcoming. You could start anywhere on this circle, but I’d recommend Cranbrook or Kelowna as they serve as hubs for the area. Even if you are not looking to partake in the Vineyards, the Okanagan has an undeniable beauty. A quick stop at a Vineyard can quickly turn into a lunch of fruit and cheese on a patio on a hillside overlooking a lake, so be sure to allocate time accordingly. Going through Golden and Yoho National Park then through the Rocky Mountain Trench is a scenic drive crossing a variety of landscape types, from sprawling mountain ranges, to grassland farms. Along this section of the trip, be sure not to miss the hot springs that dot the area. The Kimberley Underground Mining Railway and Fort Steele Heritage Town in and around the Cranbrook/Kimberley area are both a must see for anyone interested in the history of the area, and are both great family friendly outings.